A story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work.

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Critically acclaimed prequels? [on hold]

I was having a discussion about the Star Wars prequel trilogy and how they sucked. There are so many reasons prequels dont work. For example, putting your characters who you know are in the sequel ...
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What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel/prequel?

What is the first Bollywood film to have a sequel or prequel ? The oldest I found is Nigahen: Nagina Part II from 1989. But I think there should be more that are older than this.
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Which related films do I need to watch before watching Avengers Assemble?

I am going to watch "The Avengers", and I was wondering do I need to have watched any of the films such as Thor, Iron Man, Captain America etc to understand Avengers?
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What makes a movie a prequel?

It seems there is a difference of opinion as to what the definition of a prequel is on this question Why did Ridley Scott decide on doing a prequel? So what are the defining characteristics of a ...